For a long while now I have been wanting to take a photo trip to the Muddy Volcanoes near Berca, in Buzau county, Romania. It is one of the favorite tourist attractions, so it’s funny that I had never visited.
I will outsource to Wikipedia the explanations regarding what the mud volcanoes are, how they are formed, etc. and will just leave you with the photos.
One thing I will say though: there are three sites: “the large mists“, “the small mists” and the “mists of Beciu”. I have no other idea how to translate the word ‘pacla‘ (Paclele Mari, Paclele Mici si Paclele de la Beciu). The names are completely counterintuitive:
- the large ones have the smallest volcanoes by diameter
- the small ones have the largest volcanoes by diameter
- the ones at Beciu (which mean “cellar” by the way) are in an area with luxuriant vegetation. they are also the smallest by far (20×40 meters!)